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Edward J. Perkins
|United States Ambassador to Australia|
|Preceded by||Melvin F. Sembler|
|Succeeded by||Genta H. Holmes|
|19th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
|President||George H.W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Pickering|
|Succeeded by||Madeleine Albright|
|United States Ambassador to South Africa|
October 16, 1986 – May 22, 1989
|Preceded by||Herman W. Nickel|
|Succeeded by||William L. Swing|
|United States Ambassador to Liberia|
July 12, 1985 – October 22, 1986
|Preceded by||William Lacy Swing|
|Succeeded by||James Keough Bishop|
June 8, 1928|
Sterlington, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||November 7, 2020
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lucy Chen-mei Liu|
|Alma mater||University of Maryland University College
University of Southern California
Edward Joseph Perkins (June 8, 1928 – November 7, 2020) was an American diplomat. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, and the United Nations 1992-1993. He was later Director of the US State Department's Diplomatic Corps.
Perkins died on November 7, 2020 at a hospital in Washington, D.C. at the age of 92.
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